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Care Planning

A guide for nurses, 3rd Edition

By Benita Wilson, Andrea Woollands, David Barrett


234 pages

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pub: 2018-09-03
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This clear and intuitive introduction to care planning for nurses explains the benefits of holistic, individualised care planning from a professional and clinical perspective. Using the ASPIRE model, it guides the reader step-by-step through a problem-solving approach to care, from assessing patients and identifying their needs, to planning goals and interventions, and evaluating progress.

The book is structured to explain the theory of care planning in relation to a number of common nursing models and then show how the theory can best be put into practice. It draws on recent research to show how nurses can develop individualised care plans from scratch or use and adapt a range of ‘off-the-shelf’ tools.

It is written in a clear, succinct and down-to-earth writing style, which will put students immediately at their ease, and is rich with pedagogic features, including:


  • ‘Stop and think’ boxes to check understanding;
  • boxed ‘Practice examples’ to illustrate points made;
  • ‘Research summary’ boxes to highlight relevant and important studies;
  • ‘What have you learnt so far?’ features to recap on key points of discussion;
  • mini care plans;
  • regular activities to encourage the reader to apply what they have learnt to particular practice scenarios.

This is a go-to text for all pre-registration nursing students taking courses on the theory and practice of effective healthcare delivery.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Care planning theory

Chapter 1. Care planning in context

Chapter 2. ASPIRE – The problem-solving approach to care delivery

Chapter 3. Models of nursing and the Activities of Living Model

Chapter 4. Orem’s Self-Care Model of Nursing

Chapter 5. The Neuman Systems Model

Chapter 6. Assessment tools

Chapter 7. Organising care planning and delivery

Part 2. Application to practice

Chapter 8. Assessment

Chapter 9. Systematic nursing diagnosis

Chapter 10. Planning care

Chapter 11. Implementation

Chapter 12. Rechecking and evaluation

Appendix A. Suzy Clarke

Appendix B. George Brown

Appendix C. Shoaib Hameed

Appendix D. Mini care plans

References and bibliography

About the Authors

Benita Wilson is a Nurse Lecturer at the School of Health and Social Work, University of Hull, UK.

Andrea Woollands is a retired Nurse Lecturer, who worked previously at the University of Hull, UK.

David Barrett is Academic Manager of the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Nursing / General